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Virginia-Highland Civic Association Elects New Board of Directors

Annual meeting includes updates on neighborhood events and issues

Virginia-Highland residents gathered Monday night for the annual meeting to elect the board of directors of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association and hear from elected officials about neighborhood events and projects.

Roughly 50 residents met at to look over the Virginia-Highland Civic Association budget, discuss future planning for Summerfest and Tour of Homes and hear from elected officials about public safety and citywide issues. The meeting also included updates on neighborhood park construction and the Atlanta Beltline project.

John Wolfinger, VHCA public safety chair, recognized Officer Cooper of the Atlanta Police department as an honorary Virginia-Highland resident for his work over the past several years on the night patrol in zone six.

City councilman Alex Wan, who represents district six on the city council, and State Rep. Pat Gardner updated residents about city and state issues that affect the neighborhood, including redistricting of both the city council districts and the state senate districts.

The board also announced the recipients of several grants awarded to local nonprofits from the civic association.

The VHCA awarded $3,500 to Trees Atlanta, $2,000 to the , $250 to Hillside, $500 to PEDS and $1,000 toward fire station 19 improvements.

The following Virginia-Highland residents were elected to the board of directors of the Virginia-Highland Civic Association for 2011-2012:

  • Peggy Berg
  • Lola Carlisle
  • Frazier Dworet (incumbent)
  • Genny Ferrero
  • Nicole Foerschler (incumbent)
  • Rob Glancy (incumbent)
  • Brian Gross (incumbent)
  • Pamela Papner (incumbent)
  • Jack White
  • John Wolfinger (incumbent)
  • Lauren Fralick (alternate)
David Eckoff September 13, 2011 at 09:53 AM
Great article and photos, Jaclyn! For those interested in more details and context about the annual meeting, the quick-read digest of our live play-by-play is now posted at: http://virginiahighlandconnect.org/2011/09/our-live-blog-report-from-virginia-highland-civic-association-september-2011-annual-meeting/ Thank you to all who ran in the election. And congratulations to all who were elected!

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